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5 Things Veterans Need To Know About The Job Market

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More than 1,200 Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, veterans and their spouses engaged with scores of recruiters representing dozens of private companies and government agencies during a Veteran Hiring Event held Jan. 10 at the David R. Wilson Armed Forces Reserve Center.

More than 1,200 Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, veterans and their spouses engaged with scores of recruiters representing dozens of private companies and government agencies during a Veteran Hiring Event held Jan. 10 at the David R. Wilson Armed Forces Reserve Center.

On March 18, the Department of Labor announced that the jobless rate for post-9/11 veterans was down to 7.2% in 2014 — a 1.8% improvement from the year prior — however, the unemployment rate for the newest generation of veterans remains higher for than veterans from previous wars. In response, the Wall Street Journal created a list laying out the five key employment disparities between veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan and those of previous wars.